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No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only – List of Supported....
No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only – List of Supported Platforms
If you’re holding your breath while waiting for the 64-bit (x64) flavor of Firefox 4.0, feel free to exhale now.
The next major iteration of Mozilla’s open source browser will support 32-bit (x86) platforms exclusively, despite some very promising work from the browser vendor early in the development process for version 4.0.
Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner confirmed the fact that an x64 flavor of Firefox won’t be added to the existing x86 version, per the 32-bit/64-bit Internet Explorer 8 model.
Firefox users should not despair though. Fact is that Mozilla hasn’t given up on delivering a 64-bit version of Firefox, just not with Firefox 4.0.
“I've been working on the list of supported platforms for Firefox 4 and wanted to provide an update on some decisions that have been reached,” Beltzner noted.
“In February of this year, there was a discussion in which we decided that the minimum supported version of Mac OS X would be 10.5 (Leopard).
No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only â€“ List of Supported Platforms - Softpedia
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|05 Sep 2010||#8|
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Actually, isn't the x64 version called minefield (it was in version 3 )....... True, no x64 minefield build available.....Minefield 3.0.6 is very stable x64 build. Not sure about the statement about minefield being new name for the firefox 4.0 build. They are certainly posting about 4.0 beta 1 new features on the minefield home page.
Minefield Start Page
I certainly would NOT bet any hard earned money on x64 flash.....Adobe doesn't seem to think that we really want/need it and as we all know what Adobe thinks is actually important....right? Since Adobe can't be bothered to actually get Flash x64 going (They have announced they are backing away from the x64 flash for Linux that has already been developed) maybe it's time to start backing away from Adobe products completely. I have been working with the Flash block add-on for my laptop and don't find I miss it much....all it seems to block is advertisements and I really don't need those. Slowly finding ways to live without flash and not missing it. Will be glad when we have alternatives because when the company responsible for a product can't be bothered to support it, it's time to move on.
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